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One may say . . indd 28 10/19/2010 12:23:15 PM WHY NATIONS GO TO WAR AND STAY AT PEACE 29 ultimate sovereign power was the ability and right to wage war. ”6 Yet others argue that although wars grab the headlines, throughout history most states have been at peace most of the time. From the mid-nineteenth century through today, states have signed a series of treaties limiting war’s justifications, weapons, targets, consequences, and in the twentieth century actually outlawed aggressive war itself.

Indd 37 10/19/2010 12:23:16 PM 38 GLOBALIZATION, WAR, AND PEACE divisions. That strategy of provoking the “rally around the flag” effect is known as “wag the dog” after a film of the same name. ”25 For example, in 1861, Secretary of State William Seward encouraged President Lincoln to pick a fight with Britain to reunite the Southern states with the United States and prevent the Civil War. The decision by Argentina’s government to invade the British Falkland Islands in 1982 may have been largely an attempt to divert the public’s attention from economic stagnation and political oppression at home.

Some of these purposes for which war has been used have been accepted by humanity as worthwhile ends; indeed, war performs functions which are essential in any society. It has been used to settle disputes, to uphold rights, to remedy wrongs . . One may say . . indd 28 10/19/2010 12:23:15 PM WHY NATIONS GO TO WAR AND STAY AT PEACE 29 ultimate sovereign power was the ability and right to wage war. ”6 Yet others argue that although wars grab the headlines, throughout history most states have been at peace most of the time.

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